Pune: Every 4 in 10 persons suffers from abnormal haemoglobin level

A data analysis of over 6,59,353 samples tested at Golwilkar Metropolis in Pune, revealed that  between the age group of 0 to 80 years, over the course of five years from 2013 to 2017 found that 39% of the total samples tested showed abnormal haemoglobin level

Pune: Every 4 in 10 persons suffers from abnormal haemoglobin levelThe study carried out Golwilkar Metropolis revealed the following facts: 39% of the total samples tested showed abnormal haemoglobin levels The age group of 30 to 40 years showed maximum levels of abnormal haemoglobin at about 17% followed by the age group of 20 to 30 at about 14% In the age group of 0 […]

Organ donation awareness: Father pledges organs of eight month old son

In India, organ donation before the age of two is not yet allowed. But the boy’s father believes that pledge forms of children should be filled, so that if anything happens, at any point in life, organs of the person can be made available to those in need

Organ donation awareness: Father pledges organs of eight month old sonThe parents of an eight month old child pledged his organs towards the noble cause of organ donation in Pune last week. While there are hundreds of kids on the waiting list to get vital organs, there are few parents who give consent for their kid’s cadaver organ transplant. The couple wants all parents to […]

Sassoon Hospital ties up with Pune NGO for free eye checkup

Sassoon General Hospital’s ophthalmology department in Pune has started first of its kind outreach program by extending its services with the help of an NGO. When it becomes difficult for patients to reach out to the government hospitals every time they need, this government hospital has roped in an NGO to extend its services to other parts of the city

Sassoon Hospital ties up with Pune NGO for free eye checkupEvery Tuesday,the Ophthalmology department of Sassoon will conduct a free eye check-ups and surgeries in Ghorpadi area of Pune. The hospital has tied up with Shivsena Mahalaxmi Aarogya Kendra, an NGO, which works in the area of education and health in the city. When Sassoon Hospital has its sub-centres in other districts, it is the first […]

Feeding pigeons in Pune to be banned?

Pigeon droppings and feathers pose a health hazard to human lungs, causing lung fibrosis and other respiratory ailments. Now, corporators from Pune demand the Pune Municipal Corporation to formulate rules regarding feeding of pigeons in public places  

Feeding pigeons in Pune to be banned?Corporators from Pune have requested the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to ask citizens not to feed birds as they pose a risk in spreading many respiratory diseases. The issue was discussed in the general body meeting on Wednesday and PMC is now mulling over the idea to make new rules regarding the same. Studies conducted […]

Pune doctor uses immune cells from patient’s body to fight cancer  

After all conventional options of cancer treatment began to fail, doctors in Pune decided to treat a patient with immunotherapy as a last means to battle the disease  

Pune doctor uses immune cells from patient’s body to fight cancer  Pune saw its first patient who underwent immunotherapy in the last week. Ramesh Bhise (name changed) (48), who is suffering from prostate cancer, was being treated with the combination of chemotherapy and radiation. But his battle with cancer was far from over. As a last resort, doctors decided to use immunotherapy as a means to […]

Pune: Doctors bust myths about C-section deliveries

As C-section deliveries are increasing in the country, the Pune Obstetrics and Gynaecologists Society Pune (POGS) had arranged an awareness workshop on Thursday for giving modern perspective about normal and Caesarean deliveries

Pune: Doctors bust myths about C-section deliveriesDoctors at the workshop said that there is need to change the attitude about Caesarean delivery in society. The awareness workshop underlined that through C-section deliveries there is more scope made available to ensure safety of mother and child. The conveners were Dr Vaijayanti Patwrdhan and Dr Mangala Wani. In the total number of deliveries […]

Pune: Doctors remove 6 kg tumour from woman’s abdomen

In a rare case of abdominal tumour, reported at Sassoon General Hospital, a mass of around six kg was taken out surgically. The doctors mentioned that the tumour was completely removed with minimal blood loss. As per doctors, globally, there are only 58 cases of this tumour reported

Pune: Doctors remove 6 kg tumour from woman’s abdomenIn the medical terminology the tumour is known as Extra-Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumour (EGIST). The doctors informed that there is no case of EGIST tumour which was as heavy as this one, reported in the world so far. In the last week of December, Maltidevi Aakalu Ran, (45), a Bihar resident, was admitted in the Sassoon […]

I gave up hope after I lost vision for the second time’

A 25-year-old was suffering from dengue haemorrhagic fever - a critical condition of the mosquito-borne disease – had lost her eyesight around one and half year ago. After a year-long struggle, now, she can see from her one eye

I gave up hope after I lost vision for the second time’Anita Chaudhari’s life was going smooth until she suffered from a rare condition of retinal detachment while suffering  from dengue. She was admitted at Ruby Hall Clinic, around one and half year ago. When she was admitted she was put on ventilator. Dr Hemant Todkar, ophthalmologist at Ruby Hall Clinic, said, “She was in the […]

‘PPP cannot be a solution to ailments in healthcare system’

While the government is pushing for public private partnership (PPP) in the health sector, a recent study published in The Lancet journal underlines that involvement of private sector is not leading to any improvement in public health sector

‘PPP cannot be a solution to ailments in healthcare system’  Today, how to harness the private sector to improve population health in low-income and middle-income countries is heavily debated. One prominent strategy for this is social franchising. A study which was recently published in The Lancet evaluated whether private organisations can be of any help in improving the healthcare scenario in the country. The […]

‘Fitness and healthy diet can reverse type 2 diabetes’

‘Freedom from Diabetes’, a Pune-based foundation which works to create awareness on diabetes related issues will be organising a special workshop all over the state as part of its diabetes-free Maharashtra campaign. The workshop aims to educate people on how discipline about fitness and diet can reverse type 2 diabetes

‘Fitness and healthy diet can reverse type 2 diabetes’In type 2 diabetes, the body does not produce enough insulin for proper function, or the cells in the body do not react to insulin (insulin resistance). The type 2 diabetics need to eat healthily, be physically active, and test their blood glucose. They may also need to take oral medication, and/or insulin to control […]